1,440 minutes—that’s the time that each of us has in a day. What we do with that time makes a significant impact on our productivity and overall success. You reap what you sow. As Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Does the fear of failing stop you from trying? Do you want to know how to set yourself goals to be the best and most successful version of yourself? Well, look no further! Here are 7 things that most successful people do:
1. Imagine success in your mind’s eye
If you begin to imagine yourself succeeding, then you’ll soon find that you are.
It’s often called the law of attraction; whether you realize it or not, you are responsible for bringing both positive and negative influences into your own life.
Einstein once said “imagination is more important than knowledge”, so imagine yourself graduating with your friends and family around you. It will give you the drive and determination to study hard and achieve great grades.
2. Don’t fear failure
Don’t let the fear of failing hold you back.
Maybe you’ll make some mistakes along the way, but mistakes help you learn. Instead of a failure, see your mistakes as opportunities. Each one is a chance to improve and grow.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
3. List your goals
Write your goals down and how you aim to achieve them.
What do you want to have achieved by the end of the year? Do you want to be a doctor or an engineer? Who would you love to work for? How will you make that happen?
Michelangelo once said “the greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
4. Set yourself clear timelines
Without setting yourself a timeline of when you want to achieve your goals, it’s easy to put things off.
Resist the urge to procrastinate – be proactive. Stop putting things off until tomorrow!
As a student, it’s important to set yourself clear deadlines. It will help you to manage your workload and revision time so you can achieve the best grades possible.
5. Work hard
It takes time to become good at something. If you want to see results, you need to put in the time and effort.
Pay attention in class and dedicate time to your revision.
Your future and career path is in your hands. Make it happen!
6. Be brave and be confident
Believe in yourself.
7. Life is all about balance
All work and no play means you’ll miss out on some great experiences.
Make sure you leave time to socialize with friends and do the things you love!
By routinely practicing the 7 habits listed above, you will create the critical habits that define most successful people.
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